Everyone that knows me and this blog knows there are two things that really catch my attention: Everyday Carry Cutlery and Nutella Spreaders. You can imagine how excited I was to see this new piece from Buck.
First off, it isn’t a pocket everyday carry but definitely something to have in the backpack or picnic basket. The 4.87 inch serrated blade (9.87 inches with handle) is made of 410HC stainless steel and perfect for cutting bread and spreading delicious Nutella. Then there is the fork which has a bottle opener, can opener, flathead screwdriver and barbecue grill scraper. Could you ask for more? One last thing is the antimicrobial injection molded sheath for storage and carry. It is covered by Buck’s Forever Warranty and it’s dishwasher safe.
Monday posts are usually a little bit of fun around here. This is last post about the infamous Nutella spreader, I promise.
And we are back for the final part in our 3 part series on alternatives to the allusive Nutella Spreader. After my many hours of research I think I have come across the “Rosetta Stone” of sandwich spreaders. This item has such a long history that I’ve seen it for sale on eBay as a “vintage” item. Gaze upon it’s glory…
Yup, this simply piece of white plastic is the holy grail we all have been looking for. The Compac sandwich spreader knife in it’s simple design and construction fits the bill perfectly. And the price even more so. It’s comes in two flavors (mind the pun) of “Mayonnaise” and “Peanut Butter and Jelly”. The big difference between the two? The Mayo is 11.8 inches long and the PB&J is 4 inches long and that’s about it.
This simple device is wondrous at getting to the bottom of any jar of spreadable goodness. And getting under the lip of the jar as well, which for me and Cheez Whiz is a never ending battle. Buy extras because they will be used a lot and probably stolen by coveting guests. That fact that it is made of plastic is a plus I assure you, metal knives can scrape plastic off the inside of plastic jars and contaminate your food. It is dishwasher safe and has a hole in the handle to hang on the cabin wall (that is where mine is going). It believe the Nutella jar has met it’s match with this amazing piece of simple plastic cutlery.
Welcome to Part 2 of a 3 part series on what to buy because you can’t find this Nutella Spreader. Today we are looking at a piece of kitchen cutlery that is very specifically designed for the application of peanut butter and jelly (or jam). I know many of my UK readers think this combination is rather unappealing but it’s a favorite in North America.
The Cuisipro Peanut Butter and Jelly Spreader is an 11.5 inch peanut butter and jelly spreader. It has color-coded ends made of silicon so you know what goes where and don’t have cross-contamination. Nothing worse than smears of peanut butter in the jam jar as it can cause mold to form quickly. Those silicon ends are soft and smooth that won’t tear through bread or toast. The wooden handle is a nice touch and it’s dishwasher-safe with 25-year warranty!
Built for peanut butter and jam, yes. Will it work for Nutella and peanut butter and bacon? Sure will! And check out these other 21 ideas for Nutella at the Food Network.
My post about the Nutella Spreader from last year generated the most interest by far on this blog. At the time I did some research to find that the Nutella branded knife wasn’t easily available and suggested an alternative. Well it seems people want a different and more suitable knife. Many people had many different reasons they liked the Nutella Spreader so I’ve done some extensive research and will be presenting my findings in 3 parts.
The first today is sticking to a standard steel traditional sandwich knife. The Zyliss Sandwich Knife has a serrated stainless steel blade for cutting and an oval shaped blade for Nutella or other tasty delights that need spreading on your bread. The design fits the inside of the jar nicely. It has a soft touch yellow plastic ergonomic handle which is non-slip. It isn’t stainless steel and probably not very dishwasher friendly but a great cutlery multi-tasker in the kitchen.
This set of three spatulas are made of heat resistant silicone that can handle up to 500 degrees. But be careful as the handles aren’t quite up to that resistance and can melt or break if left in a pot with the handle resting on the edge. I like the blue color with clear handles and the little one is great for spreading peanut butter or Nutella.
They are resistant to stains and odor and just fine in the dishwasher. I’d recommend getting two sets at this price.